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Westlaw v Westlaw Next v Lexis

Westlaw
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10%
Westlaw Next
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66%
Lexis
19
24%
Other
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Total votes: 80

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Gatriel
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Westlaw v Westlaw Next v Lexis

Postby Gatriel » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:54 pm

Title says it all, which do you prefer and why?

Westlaw Next -> Its the closest thing to cheating I know of. in LRW we were sent on a booked library scavenger hunt, expected time to finish was an hour or so. Saying screw it, I just used WLN and was able to wrap it up in about 20 minutes.

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Re: Westlaw v Westlaw Next v Lexis

Postby Renzo » Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:11 pm

Your school must have signed the abusive legal agreement that Thompson Reuters requires for temporary passwords to WestlawNext. Sadly for me, mine has not.

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Gatriel
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Re: Westlaw v Westlaw Next v Lexis

Postby Gatriel » Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:14 pm

I have a permanent password to WLN . . . . that is until I graduate. You don't have access. . . . . crazy.

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Re: Westlaw v Westlaw Next v Lexis

Postby vamedic03 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:59 pm

google.com/scholar

I can have a case pulled up before you even finish logging into Lexis or Westlaw . . . for real research - Lexis - I prefer the display and find it easier to read on the screen.

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Re: Westlaw v Westlaw Next v Lexis

Postby BarbellDreams » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:12 pm

Westlaw Next is the greatest thing to ever happen to law school students. This memo would take double the time if I didnt have access to it.

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Gatriel
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Re: Westlaw v Westlaw Next v Lexis

Postby Gatriel » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:18 pm

You all realize it Bluebooks for you, well 18th edition, not the 19th, but its still pretty sick.

EDIT:

The downside is lawschool.westlaw.com is arguably the slowest web site on the internet. Makes TWEN access frustrating.

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Re: Westlaw v Westlaw Next v Lexis

Postby Cogburn87 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:09 pm

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Re: Westlaw v Westlaw Next v Lexis

Postby Grizz » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:11 pm

Westlaw Next is the best probably, but the thing on Westlaw where you can pull up a list of cases just by using the keys in the directory is also pretty easy. Lexus I barely ever use except for when I want to pull up a brief for class.

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Re: Westlaw v Westlaw Next v Lexis

Postby de5igual » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:20 pm

rad law wrote:Westlaw Next is the best probably, but the thing on Westlaw where you can pull up a list of cases just by using the keys in the directory is also pretty easy. Lexus I barely ever use except for when I want to pull up a brief for class.


+1

I also log onto Lexis for the points. Definitely a lot more generous than WestLaw.

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Re: Westlaw v Westlaw Next v Lexis

Postby Borhas » Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:46 pm

Westlaw next for everything, except Shepardizing for research

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Re: Westlaw v Westlaw Next v Lexis

Postby wiseowl » Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:52 am

last year I hated Westlaw Classic and used almost exclusively Lexis.

this year I am now using Westlaw Next 80% and Lexis 20%. Lexis had better speed up its "Next" (it's in development) or it will be obsolete PDQ.

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Re: Westlaw v Westlaw Next v Lexis

Postby inchoate_con » Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:58 am

Gatriel wrote:You all realize it Bluebooks for you, well 18th edition, not the 19th, but its still pretty sick.

EDIT:

The downside is lawschool.westlaw.com is arguably the slowest web site on the internet. Makes TWEN access frustrating.


Careful with those citations.... I fucked up using them.

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Re: Westlaw v Westlaw Next v Lexis

Postby capitalacq » Sat Oct 30, 2010 2:57 am

dont have westlaw next here yet.

but given that, i like westlaw the best for actually reading cases/researching and lexis best for points?

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Re: Westlaw v Westlaw Next v Lexis

Postby XxSpyKEx » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:54 pm

What is so great about westlaw next? Are searches on there equivalent to google searches (where you actually can find what you want without using boolean)? Do they decent case overviews like lexis? ... I really don't like westlaw original and always just used lexis (westlaw is really not very user friendly and it's tough to find things since its designed like shit), and now when I tried to sign in to westlaw to try this westlaw next thing it told me that my account was deleted or something stupid like that. Not sure if it's worth the trouble of emailing the westlaw rep to fix my account.

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Re: Westlaw v Westlaw Next v Lexis

Postby cavebat2000 » Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:04 pm

Westlaw next is awesome. No doubt.

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Re: Westlaw v Westlaw Next v Lexis

Postby RUQRU » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:03 pm

wiseowl wrote:last year I hated Westlaw Classic and used almost exclusively Lexis.

this year I am now using Westlaw Next 80% and Lexis 20%. Lexis had better speed up its "Next" (it's in development) or it will be obsolete PDQ.


I just got Westlaw Next this month. After taking the tutorial and doing some random searches I think I will use it more than Lexis this semester.

However, I have not yet tried the new Lexis interface, so I may be pulled back to Lexis. At least we have a choice!

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Re: Westlaw v Westlaw Next v Lexis

Postby ntugwater » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:14 am

I haven't used westlaw next too much, but I'm actually fine with normal westlaw. I'm very efficient at navigating it to make sure I get what I need

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Re: Westlaw v Westlaw Next v Lexis

Postby uwb09 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:25 am

what are the point/prize selections like for Westlaw Next?

I was able to cash in 100 in Amazon gift cards last semester from Lexis, kind of hard to turn down free crap

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Re: Westlaw v Westlaw Next v Lexis

Postby romothesavior » Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:29 am

Westlaw Next fo sho.

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Re: Westlaw v Westlaw Next v Lexis

Postby thundy84 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:48 am

It's sad how in love I am with Westlaw Next.

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Re: Westlaw v Westlaw Next v Lexis

Postby de5igual » Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:03 am

uwb09 wrote:what are the point/prize selections like for Westlaw Next?

I was able to cash in 100 in Amazon gift cards last semester from Lexis, kind of hard to turn down free crap


Same as westlaw

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Re: Westlaw v Westlaw Next v Lexis

Postby jeeptiger09 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:33 pm

Westlaw Next FTW

But isn't Lexis re-formatting?

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Re: Westlaw v Westlaw Next v Lexis

Postby twert » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:37 pm

i resent all three. i use books. preparing for my shitlaw career.

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Re: Westlaw v Westlaw Next v Lexis

Postby romothesavior » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:09 pm

jeeptiger09 wrote:Westlaw Next FTW

But isn't Lexis re-formatting?

Yeah, but I took the tour last night and it doesn't seem like a major re-format. They're just cleaning up the tabs and making it a bit easier to use. I like it though.

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Re: Westlaw v Westlaw Next v Lexis

Postby Eco » Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:37 pm

I think its crazy for any law firm not to use Westlaw Next, even if its more expensive. It is sooo good. I got an A on my second memo because of westlaw next. <3 westlaw next.




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